The Apostles of Perpetual Adoration were founded by Archbishop Barry James Hickey of Perth and Father Douglas Harris in 2006 as a public Association of Christ's Faithful in order to fulfill Mary's mission of having her Son adored perpetually. In 2010 the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration were renewed as a public Association of Christ's faithful on a permanent basis by Archbishop Hickey.
From the approved Statutes: " ...The Society will be called Apostles of Perpetual Adoration. Both Archbishop Hickey and Fr. Harris will be founding members..."
What are the Aims and Charism?
Firstly to promote Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, especially Perpetual Adoration in Parishes.
Secondly to strive for the highest level of sanctity for the Glory of God.
Thirdly to strive that all peoples will attain the highest level of sanctity.
Who are the members?
Priests in APA are vowed to celibacy and promised to obedience.
The consecrated brothers and sisters make promises (called private vows in Canon Law 1192, 1196, 1197) of poverty, celibacy and obedience.
Single and married lay men and women make promises (private vows) of chastity and obedience.
Our members are found in many countries around the world and some of our priests and other members travel from country to country promoting Perpetual Adoration. Others travel within their country going from diocese to diocese to promote PEA. Others within their own diocese going from parish to parish. Some of the recent places our members have been working to establish chapels of PEA are Indonesia, Latvia, South Africa, Kenya and other countries in Africa, China, the US and Australia.
The contemplative consecrated brothers within the APA are called Little Eucharistic Brothers of Divine Will.
What are the prayer obligations?
Who is the moderator or leader of the Apostles of Perpetual Adoration?
Father Douglas Harris is the moderator or leader of APA. He is also the parish priest of St Bernadette's Glendalough in the Archdiocese of Perth. He has also been appointed as the Chaplain (by Archbishop Hickey) in charge of promoting Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of Perth. He is also the Chaplain of the Divine Will Movement in Perth Archdiocese and the Chaplain of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community and a number of other groups. He has helped open many chapels in Australia and Indonesia.
What is an Association of Christ's Faithful?
Who is our Patron?
We are under the patronage of Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament whose feast day is May 13.
How can you contact us?